DHL Express orders fourteen 777Fs, who is next?

At the Farnborough International Airshow today, DHL Express announced an order of fourteen new 777 freighters, with options for delivery of up to seven additional 777Fs. Based on the most recent Cargo Facts Express Fleet Analysis, the order would double DHL Express’ current 777F fleet. Delivery of the first four aircraft in the order is […]
  • Caryn Livingston and Charles Kauffman
  • July 16, 2018

K+N to open Chile pharma logistics

Next month, Switzerland-based forwarder and logistics service provider Kuehne + Nagel’s (K+N’s) new 17,600-sq.-meter hub will serve South America’s expanding pharma and healthcare industry through dedicated warehousing. The space could eventually be expanded up to 23,300 sq. meters and will connect to K+N’s global KN PharmaChain network. The logistics hub will offer a quality-control laboratory for […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 13, 2018

Azul Cargo Express’ first 737-400F arrived in Brazil

Brazil-based Azul Cargo Express’ first 737-400F arrived in Belo Horizonte this week, sporting a new livery. The aircraft (28198, ex-Miami International) recently underwent conversion to freighter configuration by PEMCO and is on lease from Vx Capital Partners. Azul Cargo Express said this freighter – the first of two 737-400Fs has agreed to lease from Vx […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 13, 2018

DHL expands Medical Express Service in US

DHL Express began an enhanced service, called DHL Medical Express (WMX) between Mexico and the United States for its customers in the pharmaceutical and clinical research sectors. DHL WMX was piloted last year in Mexico as an expansion of the program that began in Colombia in 2014, and offers shippers the ability to transport urgent […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 13, 2018

Finding the sweet spot for next-gen narrowbody conversions

Over the past few years, there has been a lot of excitement (and jockeying by conversion houses) over the newest generation of narrowbody freighters, the Boeing 737NGs (737-700/-800) and Airbus A320 family (A320/321). As these newer freighters stand poised to begin replacing older types, let’s take an early look at the new programs and the […]
  • Alan Hedge
  • July 12, 2018

Edmonton International Airport to pursue CEIV Pharma certification

Edmonton International Airport will pursue CEIV Pharma certification and become the first airport community in Canada with the certification. Edmonton International (EIA) will pursue IATA’s CEIV Pharma certification in collaboration with its partners in air and ground freight, with the goal of connecting the Edmonton metro region to the rest of the global pharmaceutical network.
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 12, 2018

The regional freighter fleet in 2018

Today we begin a multi-part analysis of the worldwide fleet of regional freighter aircraft in commercial service, beginning with some background information and then breaking down the fleet by type and operator. This year, we are expanding our traditional turboprop freighter fleet analysis to include two small jet aircraft that play a role in the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • July 12, 2018

Freighter aircraft transactions from mid-June through mid-July

Every week in Cargo Facts Update, we include a list of recent freighter aircraft transactions, and then a comprehensive summary in the monthly issue of Cargo Facts. Each reference to a freighter aircraft transaction (FAT) in our publications contains a unique FAT code linked to the FAT database on the CargoFacts.com website. This database is […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • July 11, 2018

YTO Cargo Airlines chasing cross-border e-commerce with 757Fs

Hangzhou-based YTO Cargo Airlines this year added two Precision-converted 757-200PCFs to its fleet, which previously consisted of just six 737-300Fs, with the intention of going global. Although it has taken YTO longer than anticipated to launch international cargo flights, new flight rights may soon be granted, and the carrier’s pursuit of chasing cross-border e-commerce volumes […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 10, 2018

2018: The year of the 777F?

Every week in Cargo Facts Update, we include a list of recent freighter aircraft transactions, and then a comprehensive summary in the monthly issue of Cargo Facts. In recent weeks, there have been a number of significant transactions involving the 777F, and so today we thought it would be appropriate to recap major transactions involving […]
  • Caryn Livingston and Charles Kauffman
  • July 9, 2018
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